Portrait of Lucienne

Portrait of Lucienne – 11 x 14 inch acrylic on professional Raymar panel I always have fun learning from a master, especially if that master is Vincent van Gogh! During our online class, Let’s Face It, we were encouraged to try the style of the artist, and combine it with our own. And that’s how…

Portrait of Irina

Portrait of Irina – 8 x 10 inch acrylic on canvas board This past month, one of our master artists we are learning from, on Let’s Face It 2018, is Nicolai Fechin. He was an amazing Russian artist, and his portraits are beautiful! I love the looseness of his brush work, and I was trying…

The Days of Summer Sun

The Days of Summer Sun – 5 x 5 inch acrylic painting on stretched 1 1/2 inch thick canvas Every so often, I break away from faces and paint some flowers. I don’t do it very often, but when I do, I always enjoy it. I have planted my little sunflower garden for the year,…

Portrait of Aveline

Portrait of Aveline – 11 x 14 inch acrylic on Raymar panel We were studying the art of the Impressionists during the Let’s Face It 2018 class, and I just loved it! I enjoy studying the art of the French impressionists, and when I look closely at their work, I wish I could get looser…

A Night at the Theatre

I am really enjoying this year of exploring artists of the past. Mary Cassatt is one of my favorite impressionists, and I struggle to find a balance between smoothness and loose brush strokes. So, I really enjoyed studying her work, and then using her color palette and way of putting down paint to create my…

Inspired by Matisse…again

Back in 2014, I was taking a class called Studying Under the Masters, and I fell head over heels with the portraits of Henri Matisse. I wanted to paint just like that…and so he inspired me with color. He still does. Paloma – 5 x 7 inch acrylic on gessobord Elle – 5 x 7…

Rylee, Brynn, and Finley

About six years ago, my preferred size for portraits was 5 x 7 inches. But in the last few years, they have become a bit larger, from 8 x 10 to 11 x 14, and last year, even 20 x 24 inches. I forget how fun it is to paint these smaller portrait studies. You…